Cayman Islands National historic site located on 7 landscaped acres by the sea
Discover the unique heritage and culture of Cayman via this lovingly restored window into the 18th century that’s only a 20-minute drive from George Town.
At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James.
In the 1990s, the Government of the Cayman Islands purchased Pedro St. James and painstakingly restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage.
Today, visitors can stroll through the imposing edifice with its period furniture and authentic artifacts to experience what life was like so long ago in Cayman’s history.
Very historical! Some great views. Absolutely a great place to get history. Very well maintained grounds. Absolutely beautiful! Will leave you speechless! Nice gift shop too and prices are good and in US Curency
Loved this historical site. The building was well preserved and the grounds were striking ( you can see why they built the house there ) We took the guided tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. The rum tasting was well worth it ! The...More
My husband and I stopped at Pedro St James for a couple hours one morning to learn about the history of the island. We opted for the self-guided tour, which did not leave us wanting for information as there are signs throughout the main house...More
Well worth the trip especially if you are lucky enough to get Stacy to guide you. This elderly gentleman is a descendant of the man who built the original house in 1780. His presentation is both detailed and personal.
My sister and I were able to tour the grounds and enjoy a wonderful presentation in their theater sharing all the background & history of these families & this place. During our rum tasting, we were given the history of how the rum is made...More
Stacy, a docent, is a hidden treasure at the Pedro St. James. He’s related to the founding family, The Edens, and a wealth of knowledge as a result. He’s a wonderful storyteller and shares many of the little known secrets about this National Historic Site....More
We stopped at Pedro St. James on our way to Rum Point. It was an interesting stop with lots of information about the history of the house and area. There was also a "multimedia show" that was worth watching (about 25 mins long) but it...More
Debbie Bodden took us on a tour of the house that lasted about an hour I think. It was not very busy. The tour of the residence, ground and museum was interesting but more so was the concise history of island and its residents. So...More
Yes, this is interesting from historical perspective. If you have a decent guide, who does not rush you, so that you can do more shopping. And who you can understand. If you are on Cayman Islands for a day - go do something on the...More
Trisha our guide was wonderful. (Make sure you ask about local places for lunch and dinner!) She gave us much more than we could ask for with regard to the flavor and history of Grand Cayman and its people. She also spoke about the local...More
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Pedro Saint James. Miss Trisha, our tour guide, is a jewel and so knowledgeable about the history of the house and the Cayman Islands. The theater show is sophisticated and multi-dimensional. Well done my Cayman friends!
We went here for the first time and it was nice and great for a little bit of history of Cayman Islands. First you see a little theater movie, then you tour the grounds and castle. Also there’s a rum bar with local made rum...More
Fantastic location and clever presentation led by Stacy, our wonderful guide who knew generations who lived here. Take the tour. Starting with audio visual, raining on the tin roof, lightning and storm to vibrant history, it sets the scene. Then explore the grand house, verandah,...More
We booked our tour from the reef hotel and had a great driver pick us up to Pedro saint James. We learned the history of caymans with a show and from our great tour guide Stacy. He had so much knowledge because his family were...More
We enjoyed reading about the history of the Island of Grand Cayman and about the families that occupied this castle. Well worth the visit and price.
We arrived an hour before closing time and chose to do the self guided tour. What a wonderful historic site! Stacy, one of the guides, met us at the movie house and took us through the photo displays to give us a better grasp of...More
A few years ago I was staying at Rum Point for 7 days. I decided to go to Pedro St James. I really enjoyed the movie and the history. Once I went onto the grounds and I saw that Gazebo my heart melted. I stood...More
I enjoy learning about the local culture when we travel. This was a great museum/historical home we toured around. You start with a 20 minute film and then can tour the grounds. Afterwards, you can pop into their bar onsite and have a rum tasting!...More
If you love history, you'll enjoy going into this beautiful old home and the other structures on the grounds. The coolest thing about it was that few things were off limits the way they usually are, so you could touch part of history!
We loved our stop here and wish we'd had more time to explore. The interactive show really helps to set the story about the property and our tour guide, Trish, was fantastic. The grounds are beautiful and it's easy to see why they end of...More
If there is one out of a few places in Cayman I would recommend it is Pedro St. James. There is so much history and to me is one of the key places to visit if you ever want to know about The Cayman Islands
Enjoyed the film first to be educated on the Cayman Island history, much of it involved this house and its occupants. The home itself has been totally rebuilt, furnishings are all authentic. To tour everything takes a minimum of 2 hours. Nice not to rush...More
This place is located in a beautiful spot. There is a guided tour and a multimedia video presentation plus you can wander the grounds which are beautiful. We ended our history lesson with a lesson at the bar where you can taste a flight of...More
It was interesting to see all the Mahogany furniture and floors in the house. It is being kept up very well. The grounds are lovely. The informative video was good, narrated well. Others have explained it in detail so I wont go on but definitely...More
One of the main sites to visit in the area. Very informative guide to site starting with an audio-visual presentation. Then walk round house (18th century plantation house that went on to serve as the meeting place for the islands first elected parliment) and grounds....More
We recently visited Pedro St. James National Historic Site.via Webster Tours. It was very insightful. Stacy was our tour guide and he was really passionate about Cayman history and in particular this historic site. Highly recommend visiting this place.
Hands down this is a place you will not want to miss! Thoroughly enjoyed the site and all the history of the island! You must ask for Trisha as your tour guide!! We could have stayed and listened to her all day!! She is for...More
We visited Georgetown for the day off of the Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas. The normal touristy ventures were available but we wanted to see the island in general. I read about the Pedro St James from articles that I brought up on the...More